Date: 21st November 2007 at 6:00pm
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Linvoy Primus was expected to be out for a long time after knee surgery but I did not think it would be quite as long as it appears it will be – with his targeted return date being March next year.

He will spend the next couple of months in a cast and on crutches before then stepping up his rehabilitation next year, before finally looking to push on and earn a first team place again.

In order to claim an assured extension to his current contract Primus needs to play 20 matches, which would now look highly unlikely.

Taking into account the amount of games that will be left by the time he returns surely this figure will have to be reduced? My thinking is that so long as he can prove his fitness between his return date and the end of the season that would be enough…

As far as Benjani goes recent speculation has suggested that Juventus were interested in making a move for him in the New Year.

Quotes attributed to Benjani in a Zimbabwean paper claim the he says not only have they made an offer, but he does not want to go as he wants to stay here: ‘Juventus have made the offer and my club knows about that but they are already talking about a contract which I believe will be much better than the offer from Juventus.

‘I am happy at Portsmouth and I will be staying there for some time to come’.

Clearly these quotes are not true just because they claim they are, but if they have any truth at all it at least shows that as most of us suspected he would not want to go anyway.

The cynical out there could think that this is just something ‘planted’ in the papers by his agent to ensure that the new contract that has been spoken about recently does materialise.

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